Half Term Running Fun For SRC Juniors

Amelia-Womersley Westlake represented Sidmouth Running Club twice during the half term break as well as joining in a junior running club team building session at the Bear Trail in Cullompton.

Amelia and Graham finish the Two Hills Challenge

First up for the 8 year old was the Chagford Two Hills Challenge which took place on bank holiday Monday.  Running alongside her dad, Grahame, Amelia thoroughly enjoyed the tough and testing race which included an ascent up Meldon and Nattadon Hills and a stretch in a knee deep bog. The Mighty Greens finished the 5k race in 1:03:34, 173rd out of a field of 199.

Amelia at the Aquathon

Following a family walk up Snowdon Amelia was back in Sidmouth to take part in the Aquathon which involved a 50m swim and a 1k run along the esplanade and Ham. The swim and very quick change took 3 minutes and the run 5 minutes and saw Amelia finishing 36th out of a field of 40.

Great to see parents getting involved too

It wasn’t long before Amelia was off again to meet fellow SRC juniors at the Bear Trail for an afternoon of fun, mud, obstacles and team building games.  Junior run leaders Donna and Grahame Womersley-Westlake and parent helpers had as much fun as the children as they tackled 30 obstacles in unlimited mud including bear nets, zip wires and tunnels.  Donna was very impressed with their technical footwork when they were running on the uneven ground and hopes to organise a return visit.

SRC Juniors enjoying the Bear Trail

As per the Sidmouth Running Club tradition of running from the Bowd on a 5th Wednesday in a month, the adults enjoyed their run followed by a social with roast potatoes and a drink courtesy of the club.  This year the Juniors were able to partake in the tradition too and having enjoyed a 5-6.5k run through Harpford Woods including stinging nettles, mud and river crossings they were joined by their parents  to enjoy chips and drinks at the Bowd too.

Run done, ready for chips!